Operating a business is one of the most challenging things to do in life. Most people just admire the returns on the business but they don’t take a minute to analyze the kind of challenges the businessperson goes through. Before you become a competent businessman, there are hurdles and difficulties you must first overcome. Many of the successful business people today such as Vijay Eswaran have come a long way with determination tightly held in their heart. Vijay happens to be a successful and famous philosopher who believes that service above self is the main secret to a successful business career.
Vijay believes that a great leader serves others. Forbes has listed him as one of the top philanthropists in Asia. He also serves in the World Economic Forum that helps other businesses and companies realize their potential for growth. Whenever this Forum has its yearly meeting in Davos, Vijay happens to be one of the speakers. He didn’t just become a great leader in the business world and a reputable philosopher. A lot happened for him to become so. According to Vijay, a great leader needs to have integrity. He says that integrity is the bulwark of honesty. Vijay says that a leader needs to consider ethical and moral values when defining their goals.
He also notes that patience is crucial for anyone going far. It is one of the traits that Vijay highly values. Vijay says that he doesn’t take patience just as a virtue but also as a practice he applies daily. The definition of patience that Vijay gives is that patience is a state of mind emanating serenity, calmness, and tranquility in one’s surroundings. He says that a leader with patience is an oasis for others in times of crisis and chaos.
Vijay’s view on those intending to become great entrepreneurs and leaders is that they need to avoid dictatorship. He says that a true leader needs a team to succeed while a dictator leader doesn’t see the importance of a team in whatever he does. He continues to say that while a true leader thinks about the need for perpetuity, a dictator has greed and personal prosperity driving him. He says that a leader who intends to be great doesn’t struggle to give material wealth, effort and knowledge.